LaMarcus Aldridge not traveling with Blazers for Suns game, to see hand specialist

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LaMarcus Aldridge — the Blazers All-Star power forward and anchor of their team — left Monday’s game with what was called a left hand injury, and while the team said X-rays were negative there seemed something more foreboding about it.

Well, he’s going to miss at least one game and have a specialist check his hand out, reports Jabari Young of CSNNW.com.

Portland has already had one hand injury set them back this season, Robin Lopez has missed 17 games with a fracture (he just got the cast off in the last week).

While the Trail Blazers may be 3-1 without Aldridge so far this season they would not fare as well if there is an extended absence. Let’s hope that’s not the case for a guy who could well get put on the All-Star team by the coaches again.